Village’s TT fun day pulls in crowd

TEAM WORK: From left, Archie Burns, four, Charlie Morris, five, and Gary Burns, five, with their sandcastle. PHOTO: John Maddrell JM120604 (16).

TEAM WORK: From left, Archie Burns, four, Charlie Morris, five, and Gary Burns, five, with their sandcastle. PHOTO: John Maddrell JM120604 (16).

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SO many came to Port Erin for its TT fun day last Monday, at least one pub ran dry!

‘There was no cider, they didn’t have any of two sorts of bitters and the shelves were empty,’ said commissioners’ chairman Ged Power. ‘This is great for Port Erin. It shows that when you have an event like this in Port Erin, all business thrives.’

SANDCASTLE SUCCESS: Megan Hughes, five, of Peel, with her sandcastle

SANDCASTLE SUCCESS: Megan Hughes, five, of Peel, with her sandcastle

This was the 12th TT fun day organised by the local authority and as the sun had shone at every previous one, the pressure was on! But once again, last Monday was sunny in an otherwise cloudy and cold week, attracting people on to the beach to participate in and watch the various events, from football to fireworks.

‘It was amazing, a great day out,’ said Mr Power. ‘All the events on the beach, like the football tournament, just went really well.

‘The weather made it. Great fun was had by all and the fireworks were appreciated by everyone.’

He thanked everyone who helped out on the day, such as commissioners’ clerk Mike Kewley, deputy clerk Mark Cowin and all the commissioners’ staff, also former commissioner Ray Ledingham who, despite no longer being a commissioner, still refereed the football because he had made a prior commitment to do so.

Sandcastle competition, judged by Pat and Hazel Barrett from Stevenage.

Aged five and under: 1, Megan Hughes, Peel; 2, Evan Dunne, Port St Mary; 3, Charlie, Gary and Archie Morris, Douglas.

Six to eight: 1, Angus and Ian Livingstone, Michael Webber, Bobby and Thomas Wylde, Kirk Michael; 2, Ella Dunne and Anna Radcliffe, Port St Mary and Rushen; 3, Josh Watterson, Port Erin.

Nine to 12: 1, Eloisha Dunne, Port St Mary and Clare Townsend, Port Erin; 2, Charlotte Peach, Douglas; 3, James and Oliver Moss, Douglas. Ages 13 to 16: 1, Laua Cowley and Myfanwy Gelder, Laxey; 2, Helena and Lucy Allen, Colby, and Hannah Dalgleish, Londen.

Races for ages seven and under: running, boys: 1, Tom Collister; 2, Alex Le Moal; 3, Luca Moretta. Girls: 1, Helena Allen; 2, Tara Kneen; 3, Molly Heaton.

Hopping, boys: 1, Luca Moretta; 2, Alex Le Moal; 3, Shaun Cook. Girls: 1, Hope Gough; 2, Katie Lovelady; 3, Chavelle Hayes.

Wheelbarrow, boys: 1, Magnus Green; 2, Michael Webber and Angus Livingstone; 3, Billy Miller. Girls: 1, Alexia Watson; 2, Maddison Ashan and Hope Gough; 3, Aalish Kissack.

Running backwards, boys: 1, Alex Le Moal; 2, Michael Webber; 3, Luca Moretta. Girls: 1, Katie Lovelady; 2, Hope Gough; 3, Bella Kelsey.

Bunny hopping, boys: 1, Shaun Cook; 2, Michael Webber; 3, Alex Le Moal. Girls: 1, Ella Dunne, 2, Freya Morris; 3, Bella Kelsey. Nine teams entered the five-a-side football and in the final, Brasskillers beat Your Dad 2-1.

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